November 19+20, 2018

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver


Nicholas Lakas

Nicholas Lakas

VP, Asset Management 
InnVest Hotels 

As Vice President - Asset Management at InnVest Hotel, Nicholas overseas a portfolio of 15-hotels in the midscale, full service and luxury categories. He has an appetite to create and re-invent unique brand experiences for travellers that deliver above market returns for ownership.

Over the last 15+ years, Nicholas has been honing this belief in the hospitality sector with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Caesars Entertainment where he led the creation of the sustainability trailblazing Element Hotels in the extended stay segment. Nicholas also stewarded the development of one of the fastest growing brands in the history of the hospitality industry - Aloft Hotels. Nicholas started his career as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse focused on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector.

Nicholas currently lives in Toronto with his wife and two young children. He is a graduate from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

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